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Roscoe Barnes III, Ph.D., is a prison chaplain, former award-winning journalist, and independent scholar of church history. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, a M.A.R. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and B.S. and A.S. degrees from East Coast Bible College, Charlotte, N.C. He is the author of numerous books including F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind “Christ the Healer” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), The Guide to Effective Gospel Tract Ministry (Church Growth Institute, 2004) and Off to War: Franklin Countians in World War II (White Mane Publishing, 1996). His articles have appeared in Refleks Journal, The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, The Africa Journal of Pentecostal Studies, and in numerous newspapers and popular magazines. He blogs at Roscoe Reporting and shares his F. F. Bosworth research at FFBosworth.strikingly.com. Professional: Roscoe Barnes III. Twitter: @Roscoebarnes3

F.F. Bosworth and the Role He Played in the Ministry of T.L. Osborn: An Interview with Dr. LaDonna Osborn

F.F. Bosworth and the Role He Played in the Ministry of T.L. Osborn: An Interview with Dr. LaDonna Osborn

F.F. Bosworth (1877-1958) was a central figure in the Pentecostal movement of the early 20th century and the Post-World War II healing revival. His impact as a famous healing evangelist was unmistakable, and his book, Christ the Healer, remains a popular text on divine healing. Pentecostal church history would be incomplete without his story. One of […]

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New blog on F.F. Bosworth

New blog on F.F. Bosworth

I wanted to invite you to check out my new blog on F.F. Bosworth. It’s called, Bosworth Matters, and it features critical research and commentary on Bosworth’s life history. It is located at ffbosworth.strikingly.com. A recent post is titled, “Why Ern Baxter Left the Ministry of William Branham: A Look at Problematic Concerns About Faith and ‘Borderline […]

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Stephen Nichols: The Reformation

Stephen Nichols: The Reformation

  Stephen J. Nichols, The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007), 159 pages, ISBN 9781581348293. Stephen J. Nichols has written a book on church history that is interesting, informative, and entertaining. The book is titled, The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. According […]

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Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

  Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2005), 218 pages, ISBN 0195157184. Healing has played an important role throughout the history of Christianity, according to Amanda Porterfield. In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianity, she traces the belief in healing back to the ministry of Christ and […]

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Ben Quash and Michael Ward: Heresies and How to Avoid Them

Ben Quash and Michael Ward: Heresies and How to Avoid Them

  Ben Quash and Michael Ward, eds., Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why it matters what Christians believe (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007), 148 pages, ISBN 9781598560138. Heresy and heresy hunting are the two issues addressed in Heresies and How to Avoid Them by Ben Quash and Michael Ward. With the contributions of several […]

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Mark Dever: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

Mark Dever: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

  Mark E. Dever, The Gospel & Personal Evangelism (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007) 124 pages, ISBN 9781581348460. Mark E. Dever believes that personal evangelism is the duty of every Christian. Although some may be more gifted for evangelism than others, he believes that all Christians have a responsibility to share the Gospel with unbelievers. This […]

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John Feinberg: No One Like Him

John Feinberg: No One Like Him

  John S. Feinberg, No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2001), 879 pages, ISBN 9781581348118. In the 1970s, Paul E. Little wrote an excellent book entitled, Know What and Why You Believe. In clear simple language, he presented various doctrines of the Bible in a way that could be […]

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Clive Calver: Descending Like a Dove

Clive Calver: Descending Like a Dove

  Clive Calver, Descending Like a Dove: The Truth About the Holy Spirit (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2004) 177 pages, ISBN 1591852900. More than 20 years ago, David Wilkerson voiced concern about a “Christless Pentecost.”1 Today, the concern is about a Spiritless Pentecost, a charismatic experience that treats the Holy Spirit as a “silent […]

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Rick Richardson: Experiencing Healing Prayer

Rick Richardson: Experiencing Healing Prayer

  Rick Richardson, Experiencing Healing Prayer: How God Turns Our Hurts into Wholeness (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005), 249 pages, ISBN 0830832572. Introduction In his new book, Experiencing Healing Prayer, author Rick Richardson contends that true biblical healing is much more than the removal of physical pain or the alleviation of a physical disease. Instead, […]

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Sam Van Eman: On Earth as It Is In Advertising

Sam Van Eman: On Earth as It Is In Advertising

  Sam Van Eman, On Earth as It Is In Advertising: Moving From Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005), 191 pages. Introduction Advertising is one of the most powerful forces to be reckoned with in today’s society. Thanks to modern technology, it is even stronger and more intrusive as it frequently […]

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Festus Akinnifesi: Divine Healing

Festus Akinnifesi: Divine Healing

  Festus Akinnifesi, Divine Healing: A Biblical Solution to Sound Health (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2005), 344 pages. When it comes to the subject of divine healing, there is too much fear, a lack of knowledge, and a tendency toward extremes, according to Dr. Festus Akinnifesi. But the day is coming, he believes, when the […]

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